On Tuesday, Chris Lischewski, the driving force behind the creation of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), received a three-year prison sentence in the United States for fixing the price of canned tuna. The former CEO of Bumble Bee Sea Foods is now disgraced beyond recovery. The story behind this ..
Without naval architects the world’s ships and boats would be less safe, less economical, more expensive, more polluting and uglier. Naval architects are an essential component of the wider global maritime industry. Of course, as with all professions, naval architects have occasionally failed but, overall, they contribute ..
A big, thick, glossy and beautifully illustrated book in the usual DK (Dorling Kindersley) mould, this offers an excellent overview of almost five millennia of maritime history. Published in association with Britain’s National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, of which the author is Curator Emeritus, the book benefits ..
The oldest child of Ed and Myrtle Freeman, “Dugie” was born Arvie Edwin Freeman on May 15, 1941 in Coquille, Oregon, USA. His Freeman family heritage traces to an infant boy who was anonymously abandoned on a doorstep in 1833. His given name came from his mother’s father, Arvie George Sargeant, who was a timber faller ..
Food security has consistently been recognised in the global fora as one of the world’s main challenges. And a safe, sustainable supply of fish product – for a global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050 – is a crucial component of this challenge. Per capita fish consumption has soared – from 10 kg in ..
On a wild and windy January night, 10 nautical miles southeast of Cape Moreton, Queensland, Australia, the skipper of prawn trawler Amanda Jane answered a call from an unknown number. Cameron Courtman had spent the last 30 years of his life on boats, witnessing the beauty and at times, brutality, of the ocean. But all his ..
Without naval architects the world’s ships and boats would be less safe, less economical, more expensive, more polluting and uglier. Naval architects are an essential ..
The term pilot is defined as, “a person who is qualified and usually licensed to conduct a ship into and out of a port or in specified waters.” The Merchant Shipping ..
Seacor Marine has confirmed that a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent of equity interests in SeaCosco ..